Students - Edu Transition

College of Western Idaho (CW) is transitioning systems as part of the .edu transition, and we will try to share information about systems that impact students, on this page. Accounts Ending Dec. 20 Time to Move! to

Old accounts and all information saved in those accounts will be deleted on Dec. 20, 2019.

To avoid losing information, take the following steps:

  • Login to your old account by going to and using your credentials
  • Review all of the emails, files, appointments, contacts, etc, that you would like to keep
  • Move those files to your new account by going to and logging in with your credentials

Emails and electronic files stored in Microsoft Office 365, which includes OneDrive, Email, SharePoint, OneNote, Teams, Sway, Forms, Calendar, Delve, People, Tasks, ToDo, Yammer, etc, will be deleted on Dec. 20, with the deletion of the old accounts. Once the information and accounts are deleted, any lost items will be unrecoverable. 

Download Your Instructions

For questions, please reach out to the CWI Help Desk for assistance at 208.562.3444 or


Email Addresses


All CWI students have a new .edu email address that they must activate.

To activate your new email address:

  • Go to
  • Enter your new email address
  • Click Next



As of 1 p.m. on May 20, student email addresses are transitioning to the new email addresses and are planned to complete by May 21.

Old email address:

New email address:

How will this impact you?

  • You will have two email accounts through December 20, 2019. You will need to access each account separately to view your old emails and to transfer your old emails to your new email account.
  • If there are emails in your old email account you want to keep, you will need to forward those to your new email account.
  • Emails going to your old email address will be automatically forwarded to your new email address through the end of the year.
  • IMPORTANT - Your old email address and all emails in that inbox will be deleted December 20, 2019.

Web access to email for students is changing to

Additional College-wide systems:

  • Blackboard -
  • to
  • to
  • Help Desk -
  • Email Sign In -

Phase 3 Transition in Progress

Students are completing the migration from the old accounts to the new accounts. The old accounts will be deleted Dec. 20.

Phase two Transition is a Success!

Benefits of Your New .edu Email address

There are benefits to you as a student with this email change. With the new .edu email addresses, you will now qualify for many more educational specials.

Examples of specials provided for .edu email addresses:

  • Amazon Prime
  • LastPass
  • NewEgg
  • Github
  • Apple Music
  • Newspaper Subscriptions
  • Adobe
  • Google
  • Hulu
  • Spotify

These are just a few, with a little research; you may find more discounts available.